Process Summary

The process of building an XML Publisher report involves the following basic steps:

1. Create a new XML Publisher report document ( File > New > XML Report).
2. Add the source documents you want to use for the report's content. See Working with Data Sources.
3. Add the components you want in your report - data, as well as formatting constructs like lists and tables - to the XML Publisher canvas. See Adding Data to a Report.
4. Optionally, format the data you have added to the XML Publisher canvas. See Formatting Components.
5. Preview the report; adjust data and formatting as required.

Once you are satisfied with the XML Publisher report, you can generate XQuery or XSLT code for the report, choosing your desired report format (HTML or XSL-FO).

Each of these steps is described in greater detail in the following sections.

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